In a few days we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day so I thought I’d tell you one very simple thing I did last year on Mother’s Day that I’m SO glad I did because Mom passed away 2 months later. I hope that what I did will inspire you to do the same.
So here we are, May 2020, and we’re still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. Let me know in the comments below how you’re planning to celebrate Mothers Day—I’d love to hear it!
As I already mentioned, MY mom passed away last year but for 32 years we lived in the same town, so I was fortunate to be with my mother on Mother’s Day all those years. One of our traditions every Mother’s Day is to take a photo of the three generations of women—Grandma, Mom, and Daughter. We’ve been doing this for years.
Last year at 91 years of age Mom was already dealing with some health issues, but in spite of that, she looked amazing on Mother’s Day. It was a beautiful spring day, so we lined up outside for a photo of all the girls, including my sister who was visiting. But that day it occurred to me there was no guarantee Mom would be with us next year so I asked Charlie to take a photo of just her with me—just the two of us—and I knew it would be meaningful for my sister and daughter to also have a photo of each of them with mom. So that’s what we did.
I don’t know why but there’s something so special about a photo of someone you love with just you.
Like this photo of Mom holding me as a newborn and, of course, my last photo with her—on Mother’s Day last year.
I realize that because of COVID-19 we may not be able to be with our parents or grandparents or children on Mother’s Day this year, but keep that simple idea tucked away for the next time you ARE together—get a photo of just the two of you. And that goes for grandparents. I don’t have any photos of just me with a grandparent. So take a photo of each grandchild with each grandparent. Someday they will treasure those photos!
Again, let me know in the comments how you plan to celebrate Mother’s Day during COVID-19 and whether you’re fortunate enough to already have a special photo of just you and your mom.
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